new Delhi: The political drama of the ruling Congress party in Rajasthan has reached the Supreme Court. Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the High Court order. The speaker has challenged the HC order in which the court has said that till 24th, the action against Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs of his camp is not taken. CP Joshi said that the speaker has full right to give show cause notice. On this, Sachin Pilot faction filed a caveat in the Supreme Court and said that no order should be issued without hearing his side.
The Speaker has said in the petition filed through lawyer Sunil Fernandes that the process of disqualification is part of the proceedings of the assembly and hence the court cannot interfere by saying it should be postponed till Friday.
Later, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde in another case, had a mechanism in the apex court to immediately mention and list petitions like the petition of the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker. raised.
The Chief Justice asked Sibal to immediately take up the matter of listing the petition before the apex court registry.
The counsel for the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly had earlier agreed to the request of the High Court to extend the time limit to reply to the show cause notice issued to these rebel MLAs twice.
It is noteworthy that the Congress has complained to the Speaker for disqualifying the MLAs from the membership of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly for disobeying the party whip. On this complaint, the Speaker issued notices to the rebel MLAs.
However, the pilot camp argues that the whip of the party applies only when the assembly session is going on.
The Congress, in its complaint to the Speaker, has demanded action against paragraphs 2 (1) (a) of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution against Pilot and other disgruntled MLAs. After revolting against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Pilot has been dismissed as Deputy Chief Minister and State Congress President.